Enhancing Children's 'Storying' Through Drama and Literary Texts

By:
Dr. Robyn Ann Ewing
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We live our lives through stories yet the further we progress through our formal education, the less valued many of our stories (and our imaginations) seem to become. This paper draws on research in a range of primary classrooms to demonstate how drama strategies can be used to extend children's already rich imaginations and enhance their 'storying'.


Keywords: drama, storying, arts and literacy
Stream: Arts Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Robyn Ann Ewing

Associate Dean (Academic Programs), Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
Australia

Robyn is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Academic Programs) in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. A former primary teacher, she lectures in Curriculum, English and Drama across pre-service and postgraduate teacher education programs. She has a commitment to innovative teaching and learning through the arts at all levels of education, and enjoys working with educators engaged in professional learning and interested in reforming their curriculum practices. Current research interests include the use of drama strategies in English to develop critical literacy, ‘storying’ and narrative in children’s writing, arts-informed inquiry, quality teacher education especially case based inquiry and the experiences of early career teachers including their mentoring and induction and professional learning, and curriculum innovation.

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